I was a bit disappointed by this. Bone-dry, acidic, very cheniny and tannic with a fuzzy, woolly, texture. The fruit leans toward grapefruit with some apple/pear tones but there's neither a lot of fruit concentration nor a lot of minerality. Just lots of acid and fuzz.
Still young, tight, unevolved. Only development since last taste 3 years ago is on the nose -- and it's horehound, of all things. Fortunately, I love horehound, so the future looks bright. Guessing its peak will come in another 3 years, with an indefinite plateau afterward. Hold, don't waste.
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(Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) A good colour, mildly rich. It opens out nicely on the nose, revealing quite quickly some very minerally, chalky notes which have great appeal. These sit alongside some reserved fruit. On the palate there is a lovely weight and balance, although it does not have the fine definition of a great vintage. Softer than expected, considering its young age, with a lovely evolving character already apparent, this is a wine that is ready for drinking now, although I am sure there is no rush. I last tasted this at the domaine in 2007 - it seems to have come on very nicely since then. Very good.
(Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) This has a rather less exuberant nose than the 2006 version. There is a much more appealing minerality to the fruit, and less perfume. The palate is full, broad and rather grippy, although not hugely vivacious. Of the sec cuvées tasted here I like this wine most, although comparison with the 2006s in their embryonic state is perhaps invalid.
(Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) Listed as of the Haut Lieu vineyard. This was a popular choice at the table, coping well with a wide range of choices for the first course. Very fresh and minerally on the nose, with a similar character on the palate, flavoursome and lithe, with a good broad presence on the palate.